The rumored bout between Alistair Overeem and Todd Duffee is finally official for New Year’s Even in Japan as a part of the year end Dynamite! show taking place there this week.
K-1 and FEG officially announced Duffee’s participation in the match-up on Tuesday in the United States, with the former UFC fighter arriving in Japan and taking place in media sessions.
Duffee enters the fight against Overeem as a huge underdog, but with a huge opportunity at his fingertips as well.
The former UFC prospect was dropped from the promotion following his loss to Mike Russow earlier this year, and after some controversial comments he made about the organization.
Now he’ll face one of the most dangerous strikers in all of MMA with Alistair Overeem just weeks removed from his crowning achievement as the K-1 Grand Prix champion.
The heavyweight tilt is expected to be the final fight of the night on the card set to air in the United States on HDNet starting at 4am ET early Friday morning.